Grieving Buxton parents’ burglary heartache

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  • Burglary occurred between 5pm on March 7 and 12.30am on March 8
  • Pandora bracelet, wedding ring and Armani watch among the items taken
  • Bracelet had a number of charms on it including Christmas charms
  • Call police on 101 with information

A Buxton couple are offering a £500 reward for the return of a bracelet belonging to their late daughter which was stolen in a burglary at their home.

The Pandora charm bracelet belonged to Sarah Peet, who sadly died from cancer in December, aged just 28.

It is difficult because we’re still trying to come to terms with what happened to Sarah. The fact they’ve (the burglars) even been in her room is upsetting. To know they’ve been through her things and taken this bracelet which meant so much to her is just devastating.

Judith Peet

It was taken in a burglary at the Lansdowne Road home of Sarah’s parents David and Judith sometime between 5pm on March 7 and 12.30am on March 8. Other jewellery, including Judith’s mum’s wedding ring, was also stolen during the break-in.

Judith said: “It is difficult because we’re still trying to come to terms with what happened to Sarah.

“The fact they’ve (the burglars) even been in her room is upsetting. To know they’ve been through her things and taken this bracelet which meant so much to her is just devastating.”

Judith added: “To lose Sarah was the worst thing ever but we’d really like to get her bracelet back. People might think well it’s just a material thing but to us, that was what we had left of Sarah. She was always wearing it, the only time she took it off was when she went into hospital.

“I can live with my jewellery being taken, I can even live with my mother’s wedding ring being taken even though it is sentimental to me but I’m finding it really difficult with Sarah’s Pandora bracelet.”

And David added: “The bracelet is really personal because she had built up the charms and collected them all over the world.

“Judith’s mother’s wedding ring was also taken but it is the bracelet which we really want back. When someone’s parent dies you feel sorry for the person but it’s just life, but when a daughter dies before her parents it has a lot more of an emotional impact.”

Primary school teacher Sarah was due to marry her fiance this Easter and had been making preparations for her big day, but will sadly never get to walk down the aisle.

Dad David said: “We feel like we’ve lost our future.

“We’ve no idea why they took this bracelet but we’ve put the reward out because we want it back.

“Why would you want a Pandora bracelet with charms on that you don’t know where they came from or they don’t mean anything to you?”

When asked if she had a message for the person who had Sarah’s bracelet, Judith said: “I’d just say I hope you can find it in your heart to let us have the bracelet back.”

And she added: “We never thought we’d get burgled. You get complacent thinking it’ll never happen to us but over the last few months we’ve come to realise that anything can happen to anybody. We never thought Sarah would get cancer and we certainly never thought she was going to die. It just leaves you feeling numb to be honest.”

The bracelet had a number of charms on which Sarah had collected over the years, including special Christmas charms featuring a Christmas tree, a sleigh and presents, and some she had collected on her travels to places like Cuba and Egypt.

A black Armani watch belonging to David and Judith’s son was also taken in the burglary.

Anyone with any information about the burglary is asked to contact DC Colin Jones at Buxton CID on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, to report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The £500 reward is being offered for information leading to the return of the bracelet.